InfoSeptember 23, 2014 · Healthcare & Hospitals
Interim HealthCare Sponsoring a Veteran in 12th Annual Golf Tournament
Interim HealthCare in Fresno Ca. today announced its sponsorship of Justin Bond, a veteran, for registration to participate in the 12th Annual Golf Tournament to be held on September 26, 2014 at Madera Municipal Golf Course.Press Release VideoLoading the player...Details(prREACH)
Fresno, Ca. September 23, 2014: - Interim HealthCare announced a “Veteran Sponsorship” to Justin Bond, a Retired Army Sergeant. The purpose of the registration to participate in the upcoming 12th Annual Golf Tournament organized by Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide state-of-the-art education, research and care to Alzheimer’s patients and their families in Central California. The purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for the foundation to continue providing these very essential services and to bring more awareness about Alzheimer’s. Also forming part of these services are referrals to medical care, respite/long term care and financial resources to families suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Because Interim HealthCare of The Central Valley is passionate about education, support, and quality care for seniors and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the organization decided to sponsor a veteran for the event. The “Veteran Sponsorship” as defined by Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California, is to support veterans who would like to participate in the tournament, but cannot afford the registration fee, and Justin Bond is one such veteran. “We chose to sponsor a veteran for this event because we believe in the cause,” said a representative of Interim HealthCare. “After considering what the event is about and the reputation of Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California, we had no choice but to become part of such a good cause.”
Interim HealthCare of The Central Valley also provides these types of caregiving services to wounded warriors, veterans, and people with Alzheimer's disease thus the event’s cause is in line with their fundamental objectives.
Alzheimer’s Prevalence in the U.S:
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's. The disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States with more than 5 million Americans have the disease. Approximately 500,000 people die each year because of Alzheimer's with almost two thirds of Americans living with the disease being women.
About Justin Bond
Interim Healthcare of The Central Valley decided to sponsor Bond because of his life history and the kind of inspiration he carries in him.
Bond is an Amputee OEF OIF Iraq and Afghanistan and he is set to participate in the "Foursome" with other Veterans during the event.
While in Iraq, in the battle of Fallujah, he was shot by an AK47 round. That one shot went through both knees, ricocheted off the vehicle, and then reentered his leg. So he was hit 3 times by the same bullet. He was in the hospital for 1.5 years and in Germany in ICU for 10 days. Justin had a total of 33 surgeries before they finally had to amputate his leg. In December of 2014, Justin received a golden retriever service dog named Boomer. Boomer was at the hospital with him throughout this period. He even does the laundry.
Within the past 10 years that he has been living as an amputee, Justin founded a non-profit called Our Heroes' Dreams to help support veterans who are living with PTSD. The goal of the non-profit is to provide retreats and a sanctuary for such veterans. There they can swim with the dolphins, eat breakfast with elephants, and bond with nature in a healing way. Our Heroes' Dreams is located in Monterey and operates part time due to financial constraints.
At some point, Justin did a Segway tour from Monterey to Florida and gave away Segways to raise money and awareness about the necessity to support veterans.
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